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This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
Introductory | Get started writing for children in this informative, supportive workshop that will give you an overview of what picture books are all about, help you to develop kid-friendly and market-ready ideas, then walk you step by step through the writing process to get a story out of your head and onto paper. You will also receive feedback from the instructor, an editor with twenty years of experience in children’s books. This class will be held weekly as a Zoom video conference and will incorporate lectures, interactive sessions, weekly assignments, and group critique.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Online
Start Date: 07/18/2020
End Date: 08/22/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$290.00 General Price:
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JULIE ROMEIS SANDERS has twenty years of experience as a children’s book editor, bookseller, and workshop instructor. As an acquiring editor for Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Chronicle Books she collaborated with many award-winning authors and illustrators including Aaron Reynolds, Victoria Jamieson, Rick Yancey, Dan Santat, and Laura Numeroff. She edited the Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle and was the first editor for several writers who went on to create best-selling books that were awarded the Caldecott Honor, Newbery Honor, and Printz Honor. Julie also spent several years as a children’s bookseller, which gave her a deep understanding of how people buy books for children. For the past eight years Julie has worked as an independent developmental editor and workshop instructor. Her clients include writers, literary agents, and publishers. Julie also works with non-profit publisher Room to Read, where she edits books in translation and creates workshops for writers and illustrators in developing countries. In 2017 she traveled to Jordan to lead an illustrator workshop alongside talented illustrator Julie Downing. Julie is passionate about helping writers make their books the best they can be with creative, constructive, collaborative feedback at every stage of their career. To learn more about Julie, visit: http://www.editorialjulie.com